Stories for Oct. 28, 2002

A pithy yet incisive analysis of the popularity of online dating, from Rufus Griscom, founder of Nerve and chair of Spring Street Networks.… Read more »

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BusinessWeek’s E.Biz 25: Yahoo’s Terry Semel: BusinessWeek’s latest E.Biz 25 ranking profiles Terry Semel, CEO of Yahoo. According to the st… Read more »

Spotty Recovery Underway in the Information Content Industry: Slightly late in noticing this one, but an important study to mention. Accordi… Read more »

Reuters’ Results Hit by Online Cancellations: Reuters has blamed a drop in its media revenues on the cancellation of online services. Online… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 24, 2002

Terra Lycos To Focus on “Subscriptionable” Content: Internet portal Terra Lycos has laid off 174 U.S. employees, or 21 percent of its Americ… Read more »’s New Experiment: 3 Days Free, 2 Days Paid: Steve Outing comments on’s new experiment involving its sex-advice column by… Read more »

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Official Florida County Site Offers Subscriptions:, the official website for local government services and information i… Read more »

Verizon has tied up with to present visual simulations of live sports events and sports news to Internet- enabled cellphones f… Read more » Details its Partnership With MSN:, which announced last quarter that it had partnered with MSN, has unveiled further… Read more » To Allow CD Burning: has signed new licensing deals with Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group for its Rhapsody… Read more »

Spanish newspaper Gets 1000 Subscribers in 20 Days: The Spanish newspaper El Mundo has gained 1,000 people to pay for some of its online con… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 23, 2002

NYT’s Archived Travel Stories Turn From Paid to Free: With the re-launch of’s travel section, users now have free access to its… Read more »

IGN Launches Online Game Arcade: IGN Entertainment (Nasdaq:IGNX), formerly, has launched “IGN Play”, an online game arcade whic… Read more »

Revenues From Wireless Content: An analysis of whether wireless content will be the biggest revenue generator in the future. The economics o… Read more » Aligns Print and Online Subscription Prices: The subscription rate for, previously priced almost 80 percent less tha… Read more »

Je Suis Content: Vin Crosbie’s take on the paid content industry: ‘Content’ has two distinct definitions: subject matter and satisfied. Why… Read more »

Yahoo’s Potential on Tapping its Community: eMarketer analyzes Yahoo’s paid subscription services and how its partnership with SBC for broad… Read more »

Sex Sells — But It’s No Longer Easy: Online porn sites are also feeling the heat in the downturn: Revenues are down, paying customers are f… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 22, 2002 Delivers a Double Whammy: has started charging people to reply to potential suitors who send them an e-mail. Before the… Read more »

The National Hockey League on Monday introduced a subscription service for digital-video game highlights, in partnership with Microsoft. Thi… Read more »

Is Semel the Right Guy for Yahoo?: Business 2.0 posits the question. “Yahoo is uniquely positioned to be the entertainment industry’s prime… Read more »

AOL TV?: AOL’s taking its cues from TV: “AOL’s facelift is being engineered by a new leadership team that came out of television and radio.… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 21, 2002

For Big Game Maker, Online Play Is a Big Gamble: A profile of Electronic Arts, the biggest video-game maker in the business–potentially wea… Read more »

The Most Confusing (or Confused?) Study of the Year Award: “The Online Publishers Association (OPA) announced today the results of an audien… Read more »

Media Unspun Launches Paid Weblog: Media Unspun, the new avatar of Industry Standard-owned Media Grok, has launched a new subscribers-only w… Read more »

Merrill Brown’s Speech at Online News Association Conference: Merrill Brown speaks on the state of online news, the industry’s coverage of t… Read more »

Readers Probably Won’t Pay: And yes, the sun goes round the moon…
“[T]he papers he studied found just a 1.4 to 1.8 percent return on inves… Read more »

Stories for Oct. 19, 2002

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